Melogold grower eyes domestic market for its grapefruit

One grower is looking to introduce a popular exporting grapefruit into the domestic market.
“We grow a melogold grapefruit which is a hybrid,” says James Wilson of Sequoia Enterprises, Inc.…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9143857/melogold-grower-eyes-domestic-market-for-its-grapefruit/

Peru: On the way to becoming the world’s largest fresh blueberry exporter – FreshFruitPortal.com

Peru: On the way to becoming the world’s largest fresh blueberry exporter – FreshFruitPortal.com
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Viewpoint: Europe’s strict GMO crop cultivation rules encourage Amazon deforestation | Genetic Literacy Project

EU based anti-GMO environmental organizations have ensured that European farmers don’t have access to leading agronomic technologies, resulting in less
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/09/12/viewpoint-europes-strict-gmo-crop-cultivation-rules-encourage-amazon-deforestation/

Sequenced pea genome aids effort to improve global nutrition, boost sustainable farming | Genetic Literacy Project

An international team of researchers has assembled the first genome of the field pea, providing insight into how Mendel’s original genetic model evolved
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Utrecht Biologists Discover A Way to Make Plants Flood Tolerant- Crop Biotech Update (September 11, 2019) | ISAAA.org

Utrecht Biologists Discover A Way to Make Plants Flood Tolerant- Crop Biotech Update (September 11, 2019) | ISAAA.org
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Lack of reporting of phosphorus supply chain ‘dangerous for global food security’ – FreshFruitPortal.com

Lack of reporting of phosphorus supply chain ‘dangerous for global food security’ – FreshFruitPortal.com
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2019/09/11/lack-of-reporting-on-phosphorus-supply-chain-dangerous-for-global-food-security/

Fear of CRISPR-edited crops driven by ‘socio-political factors,’ not science, biotech experts say | Genetic Literacy Project

It should come as no surprise that innovation is linked to uncertainty, especially when its effects are wide-ranging and can be difficult to quantify, as
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